Has anyone researched this family?If so, do you agree with the connections I've made in census records?
I'm a descendant of John Hans of Rochester &/or Irondequoit New York (Monroe County), via his son Frank, who lived much of his adult life in Iowa.
Spelling of this name has varied in the records, I believe, and I would like to share this information.If I'm in error, please let me know:
1880 Census, State: New York; County: Monroe; City: Rochester.
John Hans is how I would read the name of the head of household, and that is how it is indexed.
Wife: Mary. Children: Kate, Barbara, Helen, Jacob, Frank, Molie, John, Edward, Charles, Agie
Frank spelled his name "Hanss" here in Iowa; I believe his brother John also spelled it that way in New York.To the best of my knowledge, the other family memebers spelled the name "Hans".
In the 1900 Census (John Hans died in 1899 and is not listed), Mary Hans said she was mother to 13 children, 11 of which were still living.Ten children are listed in the 1880 census.
1870 Census, State: New York; County: Monroe; City: Irondequoit:
"John Hone" is how the name has been entered into the computer index on ancestry.com -- he's head of household. I would read the name as John Hons, which if said aloud would sound similar to Hans. His wife is named Barbary (not Mary, but her maiden name was Barbric or Barberick, or Barbrick) and the ages are very close; children's names listed are: Cathern, Mary, Barbary, Lona/Lana, Jacob, and Frank : some name spelling variation but age information corresponds well to 1880 Census.
I believe the city of Rochester New York annexed parts of Irondequoit over the years -- I doubt if the family moved: census notes indicate the family lived on Bay Street.
1860 Census; State: New York; County: Monroe; City: Irondequoit.
Head of household's name is indexed as: John Hautz -- I would read it as John Hantz
Wife: Mary; Children: John, Catherine, Mary. Possibly their first son John may have died relatively young, and and they later named a later, younger son John (see 1880 Census) -- I have no records of this however.
There is another person living in the household: Agnes Barberick, who is 62 years old; wife Mary's maiden name is Barberick / Barbrick / Barbric, so this may be a mother-in-law to John Hans, or possibly some other relative of his wife's.On Frank J. Hanss's marriage record it shows his mother's name as Mary Barbric.
Also in the 1860 census for New York State, Monroe County, Irondequoit:
Jacob and Catherine Hantz, both age 73, born in Baden (Germany) -- see 1850 census info below - I think these two might be John Hans's parents:
1850 Census, New York State, Monroe County, Irondequoit:
Head of Household: Jacob Hance, wife Catherine, children John (age is close), Mary E and Margaret (these two may be twins -- same age, as near as I can read). All were born in Germany.
I have some pictures of people in this family, some of whom are identified and some not, so am reasonably sure I'm a descendant from this Hans family. Some other people in these pictures include Sehm, Werner, and Glasser family members.
Thank you for listening!